There are many different reasons you may decide to stop taking ADHD medications or determine that you want to have your child take a " medication break ." Some of the reasons people stop taking ADHD medications:
You want to try controlling symptoms through alternative methods
You want to know if you still need medications
You have developed a medical condition and the medication will interfere with treatment
You are, or want to become, pregnant
You don't want to take medication for the rest of your life
You are a teen and want to stop taking medication
Whatever the reason, should you decide to stop the medication, either short-term or long-term, there are some things you should be aware of. Withdrawal Symptoms While most people are able to stop their medication without feeling any withdrawal symptoms, some people do experience symptoms. The main symptoms you may feel are:
Unusual behavior ( Ritalin, Concerta and other methylphenidate based...
Generic Name: AMPHETAMINE/DEXTROAMPHETAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (am-FET-a-meen/DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen) Adderall Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sympathomimetic drugs (e.g.,
epinephrine, pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies. This product
may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
certain mental/mood conditions (e.g., agitation,
heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat,
coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure, cardiomyopathy)
problems with heart structure (e.g., valve
history of heart attack or stroke
moderate or severe high blood pressure
Many people are afraid of what is going to happen to them if they suddenly stop taking pain medications that contain hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, fentanyl, methadone, and buprenorphine. Feeling sick and off balance when one suddenly stops using or doing something is not exclusive to the opioid medications, but opioid withdrawals are the most common form of withdrawal symptoms facing Americans today. Let’s answer some questions that might be on your mind.
What are withdrawals?
Withdrawal symptoms are what your body feels when something that is used or done is suddenly stopped. Your mind starts screaming, “Hey, what just happened here?! I was kind of used to that and I want it back!” This physical feeling can occur if you suddenly stop drinking coffee, stop exercising or stop taking pills. If you suddenly stop something, you might feel some withdrawal symptoms.
Will I feel withdrawals if I stop taking my pills?
If you are taking y...
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